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Add Bulb Lilies to Your Daylily Garden and Add Height

By Newyorkrita
October 14, 2013

By planting Asiatic Lilies in your beds among your daylilies, you will add height and visual interest even before those daylilies bloom. Asiatics are early-blooming lilies, which bloom before most daylilies have started blooming for the season. It is easy to make room for the Asiatic Lilies because they are tall and skinny.

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lovemyhouse
Oct 14, 2013 7:18 AM CST
Rita, I implemented your idea and am looking forward to seeing the beds next Spring. Thumbs up
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Oct 14, 2013 9:21 AM CST
I like a lot of bloom so I am always looking for ways of adding more seasons of flowers to the same space.
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rocklady
Oct 14, 2013 11:48 AM CST
Great idea, Rita. Thumbs up
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Newyorkrita
Oct 14, 2013 11:49 AM CST
Thanks!
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woofie
Oct 14, 2013 3:12 PM CST
Ah, I like that idea! And I have an asiatic lily in an unfortunate place. But I'm not sure when to move it. Anyone?
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Newyorkrita
Oct 14, 2013 3:13 PM CST
You can move it right now. Thumbs up
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woofie
Oct 14, 2013 3:15 PM CST
But it still has a big ol' green stalk! About 2-1/2 feet tall! Aren't you supposed to let the foliage die back?
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Newyorkrita
Oct 14, 2013 3:23 PM CST
You can wait until it dies back or you can move it green. I have moved plenty of lilies with the stalks still green. But if you are nervous about it, simply wait till it is turning brown. Just don't wait until you can't find the bulb.
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blue23rose
Oct 14, 2013 3:35 PM CST
Great way to extend the flower season Rita! I have a few asiatic lilies, but need to add more nodding
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Newyorkrita
Oct 14, 2013 3:42 PM CST
I intend to add a lot more this fall. I bought 250 from Scheepers of their Pastel Asiatic Mix. Will be adding more to those daylily beds shown in the pictures here plus will be adding in between other daylilies in other gardens.
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woofie
Oct 14, 2013 5:15 PM CST
I am so glad you suggested this! I've only recently started growing daylilies and have been casting about for things to plant with them. Bulbs will be perfect! Thumbs up
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Char
Oct 14, 2013 5:48 PM CST
Thumbs up Great idea Rita! The Asiatics have such vivid colors. I also like to plant the Orientals. The fragrance is amazing while live-heading in the evening.
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Newyorkrita
Oct 14, 2013 6:15 PM CST
nodding Oriental lilies are stunning also. And have great scent.
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rocklady
Oct 20, 2013 1:07 PM CST
Newyorkrita said: nodding Oriental lilies are stunning also. And have great scent.


I agree

Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Oct 20, 2013 1:32 PM CST
For this Fall I had ordered 250 more new lilies. These are the Asiatic Pastel Mix from Scheepers bulbs. So I am adding even more lilies to my daylily beds this fall and it is gonna look extra nice next summer. So I really believe in the adding lilies among your daylilies.
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blue23rose
Oct 21, 2013 3:59 AM CST
Can't wait to see the Asiatic Pastel Mix, Rita. Even the name sounds pretty.
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Newyorkrita
Oct 21, 2013 10:06 AM CST
This mix looked really pretty to me so that is the one I decided to plant.
http://www.johnscheepers.com/flower-bulbs-index/hardy-lilies...
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woofie
Oct 21, 2013 11:48 AM CST
Nice! Thumbs up
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Newyorkrita
Oct 21, 2013 12:03 PM CST
I wanted to get something easy. As in a pretty mix that I could use in various daylily beds. I was in no mood to sort colors. And I have thought I should get that mix from Scheepers for the past two years and finally got around to doing so.

Usually I think of ordering lilies on the spring and of course with Scheepers, you have to get them for planting in the fall. Fortunately, lilies do well planted either spring or fall.

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